May 2024 Grant News

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Summer 2024 Informational Webinar for Interested Grant Applicants

Humanities Montana will open applications for the next round of Community Project Grants and Film + Video Grants in June. Applications for both will be due on August 1, 2024, for projects starting on or after October 1, 2024.

For those interested in learning more about our funding opportunities, please register for our June 4, 2024, informational webinar.

When: June 4, 2024, 02:00 PM Mountain Time

Recent Awardees

Congratulations to our most recent grantees! To learn more about these inspiring organizations and their projects, visit our Grants Awarded web page, and check our events calendar for details about upcoming grantee events.

Big Sky Reads

  • Book Discussion at the Havre-Hill County Library, Havre, MT, $500. The summer reading program at the Havre-Hill County Library will take place on May 30, June 27, July 25, and August 29 this year. The group meets at the Havre-Hill County Library Meeting Room at 6:00 p.m., and all are welcome to participate. For more information, contact Megan or Rachel at 406-265-2123.
  • Thompson Falls Book Club 2024, Thompson Falls Public Library, Thompson Falls, MT, $500. The Thompson Falls Public Library Book Club meets at 4:00 p.m., on the third Friday of each month (except December). For more information, contact Crystal Buchanan at (406) 827-3547. To learn more visit


  • Cultural Resurgence: Reviving Traditions, Restoring Lands Presentation, The Roxy Theater – International Wildlife Film Festival, Missoula, MT, $2,000. This project featured two short films, Rebirth of the Range and The Return of Nóouhàh-Toka’na (Swift Fox), and a panel discussion during the 2024 International Wildlife Film Festival hosted by The Roxy Theater in Missoula. The films highlight restoring two specific animals to indigenous lands in Montana and the return of federal land to tribal jurisdiction. The primary goals of this project are to raise awareness, educate, and facilitate positive discussion and include indigenous perspectives in local wildlife management.
  • BAM presents a Lee Silliman lecture at he MOR on the History of Montana’s Glacier National Park, Bozeman Art Museum, Bozeman, MT, $1,932. The Bozeman Art Museum project consists of a free public lecture on June 5, 2024, at the Hagar Auditorium of the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana, by Lee Silliman, entitled “The History of Glacier National Park.” The lecture expands the depth of the “Glacier Revisited” exhibit (which opened April 19), exploring the history from the Native American beginnings to the founding of the park by Congress in 1910. The talk begins by discussing how Blackfeet, Kootenai, and other tribes utilized the natural resources of the park for millennia; it then introduces important individuals in the establishment of the park, such as George Bird Grinnell, James Wilard Schultz, and Louis Warren Hill.
  • The University of Montana Western (UMW) Polynesian Club 2024 spring programs, The University of Montana Western, Dillon, MT, $2,000. The UMW Polynesian Culture Club is a student organization that develops educational presentations of story, song, and dance heritage. With funding support from Humanities Montana, the club will reach audiences beyond Dillon, bringing the spring 2024 program to a cultural festival in Missoula and to Plains, Montana, Schools. This project will share Polynesian culture and heritage by promoting respect, understanding accurate information, and instilling participants’ and audiences’ desire to learn about their own heritage.